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Ten investment projects worth over $60 million registered at CDC

Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has decided to issue licences to ten investment projects with a total investment capital of more than $60 million, as of Jan. 15. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501425808/ten-investment-projects-worth-over-60-million-registered-at-cdc/

Number of factories in Cambodia grows from 64 in 1997 to 1,326 in 2023, says Prime Minister Hun Sen

During a meeting with nearly 20,000 workers and employees in the Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone, on May 26, Prime Minister Hun Sen, said that Cambodia currently has 1,326 factories with more than 840,000 labor force across the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501297669/number-of-factories-in-cambodia-grows-from-64-in-1997-to-1326-in-2023-says-prime-minister-hun-sen/

Cambodia government moves to quash fears of forced labour in garment sector

In a video conference with the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and VF Corporation, Cambodia’s Secretary of State of the Ministry of Commerce, Sok Sopheak, who heads the commission for manufacturing subcontract management in the garment, textile and footwear industry, said the country will ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501259866/cambodia-government-moves-to-quash-fears-of-forced-labour-in-garment-sector/

Workshop reinforces ban on forced labour

Key stakeholders have attended a workshop to reinforce Cambodia’s stance on the banned use of forced labour in garment factories. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-workshop-reinforces-ban-on-forced-labour

Registered factories increase to almost 16,000 as of July

The number of registered factories and enterprises has seen an increase by 16.8 percent to 15,859 as of July this year, employing 1.54 million workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501167869/registered-factories-increase-to-almost-16000-as-of-july/

Garment factories urged to switch to solar power

The European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) in Cambodia on Tuesday called for quicker adoption of renewable energy and rooftop solar panels in the country’s garment sector to make it more competitive. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501086193/garment-factories-urged-to-switch-to-solar-power/

Ministry announces new round of cash handouts for laid-off workers

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced the government’s next round of cash assistance for 6,366 laid-off workers from 22 factories in the garment and tourism sectors that had suspended operation due to the pandemic. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-announces-new-round-cash-handouts-laid-workers

Garment factories in Cambodia gear up for sustainability

Switch Garment, together with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) kicked off this month a series of energy audits which will take place in garment factories across Cambodia, according to a press release issued this week. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50924738/garment-factories-in-cambodia-gear-up-for-sustainability/

New garment factory set for Phnom Penh

A new garment factory project invested in by the Ruixue Group of China through its local subsidiary Ruixue (Cambodia) Co Ltd has been approved by the Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC). The $4.5 million project will be built in Khan Sen Sok. ...

Gareth Johnson
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50861825/new-garment-factory-set-for-phnom-penh/

Kandal factories to shut if 5% of workers Covid positive

Factories in Kandal province where at least five per cent of workers test positive for Covid-19 will be temporarily closed, provincial governor Kong Sophorn said in an April 25 Facebook post. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-factories-shut-if-5-workers-covid-positive

112 garment factories open in 2020

In a tumultuous period for the garment industry, the year 2020 brought the closure of 129 factories in the Kingdom, affecting over 70,000 workers while 112 new factory openings created more than 20,000 jobs. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/112-garment-factories-open-2020

Coronavirus likely to result in lay-offs as China factories close

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has warned that some garment factories in Cambodia may be forced to shut down temporarily or lay off workers next month due to a shortage of raw materials. As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to spread across ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coronavirus-likely-result-lay-offs-china-factories-close

Garment factories opening despite potential loss of EBA deal: report

Garment factories continue to open in the Kingdom despite the looming threat Cambodia faces of losing its Everything-but-arms (EBA) status with the European Union, a report published recently notes.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666883/garment-factories-opening-despite-potential-loss-of-eba-deal-report/

Push for canteens at all garment factories

The Land Management Ministry has complied with an order made by Prime Minister Hun Sen for factories to provide adequate places for garment workers to eat. Land Management Minister Chea Sophara yesterday told provincial subordinates that canteens must be built in factories. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50535265/push-for-canteens-at-all-garment-factories/

Technology push for productivity

While industry, particularly the textile, travel bag and footwear sectors, is diversifying to high value added products, upgrading of high technology and modern machinery is needed for all factories, a senior official at the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080065/technology-push-productivity/

Fear keeps workers at home

When the garment factory that employs her opened its doors yesterday for the first time since Sunday’s election, Chan Neoun was about 130 kilometres away, at home in Svay Rieng province. Intense rioting and a military crackdown were just some of the rumours flying around ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fear-keeps-workers-home

Hong Kong delegation seeks business opportunities in Cambodia

A delegation from China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are currently seeking possibilities to broaden bilateral trade and investment ties in Cambodia. The delegation comprising of business executives from 24 different firms in the financial and professional services, infrastructure and real estate, garments and textiles, telecommunications, ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=Y2Y2MTQ4Zjk2YmR

Thousands block National Road Two

Thousands of workers from the Macau-owned M & V International Manufacturing Ltd on Wednesday blocked National Road Two to demand better working conditions. The protestors have 11 lists of demands including bonuses of 4,000 riel ($1) for food, $3 for holiday pay, and $12 for ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZDEzMTc5YjNiNTc

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